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Colloquium in Visual Culture: “Lensable Belief”
Event Type:Lecture
Location:Thomas Room 224
 
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
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Lisa Kolonay
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Department:Center for Visual Culture
Event Description:Marc Siegel
Event Description:Marc Siegel Assistant Professor, Department of Theater, Film and Media Studies Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany In this talk, I analyze an important factor in the mobilization of star images within the queer New York underground film scene of the 1960s, namely belief. My argument hinges on the term “lensable belief” introduced by Ronald Tavel, the screenwriter for numerous Andy Warhol films and co-founder of Theater of the Ridiculous, in his own fascinating writings about fellow artist Jack Smith’s obsession with the star of 1940s Hollywood escapist fantasy films, Maria Montez.
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